Recently, I had a girls night at Searcys at the Gherkin London. Safe to say, the building is not the only impressive thing about this place – the food is equally to die for.

Searcys at the Gherkin London

I visited Searcys at the Gherkin in London on the opening of their Glasshouse restaurant.

We ate in their private dining area, sampling the the ‘Table of Tastes Menu’ with the dinner menu paired with Perrier-Jouët champagnes. So good!

If you are looking for somewhere special to dine in London – this is certainly the place to go.

The Glasshouse at the Gherkin

As a summer festivity, the Gherkin launched ‘The Glasshouse at the Gherkin’ in partnership with Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

Basically, the famous Iris Bar, located on the very top of The Gherkin has been completely transformed into a lush, green botanical glasshouse.

It is the Gherkin’s vision to create an oasis where guests can sip on Perrier-Jouët champagnes while enjoying the iconic view in somewhat of a fairytale garden.

If you would like to experience this wonderland, the Glasshouse is open from 15 July – 1 September 2019.

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Private Dining at Searcys at the Gherkin

If you are looking for a special private dining experience in London (for an engagement or corporate function) you simply cannot beat the private Dining at Searcys at the Gherkin.

As part of the Gherkin’s collaboration with Perrier-Jouët champagne, the private dining was set up into an amazing forest wonderland where guests can try a ‘tables of tastes’, each paired with a Perrier-Jouët champagne.

The Table of Tastes Menu (15 July – 1 September 2019) is as follows:

  • Starter: Hampshire trout, quail’s egg, watercress and caper dressing paired with Perrier Jouet Blason rose NV
  • Main: Confit Gressingham duck leg, heritage carrot, braised lentils and mustard seed dressing paired with Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Mathuselah NV
  • Desert: White chocolate cheesecake, Yorkshire rhubarb compote, thin biscuit paired with Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blance NV

You can book the Table of Tastes dining experience here.

The Food at the Gherkin

The food at the Gherkin is beyond impressive. We sampled the Table of Tastes menu as specified above.

Usually, I am not a huge fish eater. However, the trout was absolutely sublime. It wasn’t an overly fishy tasted and cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

If you love roast duck you simply must try the Confit Gressingham duck leg at The Gherkin.

I love love love duck and this was absolutely delicious.

The duck fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. The carrot and lentil pairing was absolutely perfect.

Out of all the dishes we tried, desert was definitely my absolute favourite.

It might not look like traditional cheesecake but this white chocolate cheesecake was probably the best I have ever tasted.

I particularly enjoyed the rhubarb compote it was paired with – absolutely delicious!

Each dish was beautifully paired with a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne. If you haven’t tried this champagne do so ASAP.

We loved our dining experience at The Gherkin! Would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below.

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Disclaimer: I was invited to dine at Searcys at the Gherkin London as a guest. However, this does not influence my views. As always, all opnions are our own.

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